Fashion Over Reason

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ziggy Stardust Lite



Take the ultimate preppy piece—the white-collared shirt—throw a giant star on it (this one is by Current/Elliott), pair it with skinny leopard print denim, rock some patent leather loafers, and you've got a getup worthy of (a demure) Ziggy Stardust. I wore this fun look to One Kings Lane's brand new Soho store opening, which I thought made an apropos chic-yet-casual statement.

The great thing about both these separates is that they're super versatile. The white shirt for obvious reasons, and the leopard bottoms because they're autumn's hottest print while also being a great neutral (yes!) that you can actually wear with any color, from muted to loud (really!), depending on how adventurous you are.

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Details:
Current/Elliott shirt
Fidelity Denim Leopard print jeans
Repetto loafers
Marais USA bag

Sunday, November 4, 2018

3x1 Denim



I haven't worn skinny jeans in probably about 3 years, but if anyone could ever get me back on that wagon, it's definitely 3x1 Denim. Their collections always feel so fresh and current, plus the pieces are designed right here in the heart of New York City on Mercer Street and made in the USA. If you want that luxe feeling in an intrinsically cool pair of premium denim, these are the jeans are for you.

The rest of my outfit here is all vintage (except for the boots), like a usually roll. For some reason I felt compelled to take THE print of the summer—hawaiian—and fall's hottest—animal—and mash them together. It's like they're passing the torch to one another.


Details:
Vintage jacket (from Davis Tisdale Vintage)
Vintage Dolce & Gabbana shirt (from Odessa Rae vintage)
3x1 Skinny Crop jeans
Rag & Bone boots (last year's collection)
Vintage Fendi bag (from Thredup)


Here are some of my favorite styles from the 3x1 fall collection. Check them out!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Everyone's Favorite Joie Sweater



My history with this Joie sweater is one of success: every time I wear it, I get a ton of compliments. When I posted it on Instagram, people went crazy for it. Can't blame them: it's an awesome statement piece, packing a punch without being too wacky—80s redux at its finest, some might say. I thought I'd do everyone a favor and provide some sources on where to get it!

Here:
Nordstrom
Revolve
SAKS
Shopbop



Details:
Joie color block sweater
Agolde jeans
Arno Cooperative mules
Vintage bag


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Meet the Kenneth Cole Riley



You've probably noticed that I haven't updated my blog in a very, very long time, and I'm sorry to all of you who have been waiting for me to get back to it! Hopefully the wait will have been worth it because my comeback brings something quite exciting: the most perfect line of fall shoes.

You guys know about my absolute obsession with footwear, so I figured this would be extremely apropos. Kenneth Cole, quintessential New York City brand, has just released the Riley collection, which is chock full of really gorgeous, amazingly versatile styles.

It's got something for everyone, from the lady who prefers a more sensible heel height (here's lookin' at yours truly) to the badass babe who loves a towering stiletto.



Let me tell you exactly why you need to add a pair of the Kenneth Cole Riley collection to your fall wardrobe:

- As mentioned, the line comes in a variety of styles, heel heights, and colors, so there's literally something for everyone.
- Kenneth Cole made sure that comfort was key and did not compromise on style.
- They come at a super killer price point.
- Back to comfort for a sec: Kenneth Cole designed the Riley collection with the Techni-Cole technology. Here's the best way to describe it: the sole is basically padded with a rebound system for max comfort so that you can do all of the things that you need to do in your busy day while looking super chic, all without your feet having to hurt on top of it—and that goes for all available heel heights.



I'm wearing here the calf hair kitten heels from the Riley collection because I'm a wimp and can no longer walk in anything higher (though the 4 inch models would be just as comfy thanks to that padded rebound system I mentioned before).

I'm head over heels (shoe humor) for these pumps and have already walked many miles in them (New York lyfe). Never once did my feet hurt, I've had zero blisters, and I think we can all agree that I never ceased to look chic, amiright.




Wanna get your own calf hair kitten heels or another piece of the collection? Trust me on this, you do—go shop my Kenneth Cole Riley pumps!



Photographed by Yael Steren



This post is a collaboration with Kenneth Cole and Stylinity, and I can't recommend these shoes enough.






Friday, April 6, 2018

That West Coast Sunshine

heleneisfor, Wilfred Aritzia pants and blouse, Vans girls high tops, Warby Parker Dorothy sunglasses

There's no feeling in the world like escaping the East Coast winter for warmer pastures. Case in point, my recent fling with the West Coast sunshine in the City of Angels. The smell in the air when I get off the plane is all it takes for my mood to hit the proverbial reboot button, going from grumpy and gloomy to happy and cheery.

Nothing beats warm rays beaming on your face full throttle (don't forget your sunscreen, kids!) after months of frozen cheeks and red noses tips.

Praise the heavens for Lalaland never failing to provide the magic and forever making this Northern girl feel like a bonafide LA lady, if only for a moment.

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Details:
Aritzia blouse
Aritzia pants
Vans sneakers
Warby Parker sunnies
Davis Tisdale Vintage earrings
Vintage bag

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Tote-ally Sunny

Dagne Dover hello Petite Tote onyx, Aritzia denim button fly wilfred jeans, Rag & Bone boots, vintage silk blouse

Is there a more positive color than yellow? I think not.

My journey with brights continues with this popping tote, a great way to make any neutral outfit more interesting.

In fact, I've been wearing yellow a lot in the past few weeks, something about the color that feels fresh and different from my regular uniform.

Stepping outside my comfort zone and feeling real good about it.

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Details:
Dagne Dover Bag
Aritzia jeans
Rag & Bone boots
Vintage coat
Vintage blouse

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Tropic Thunder

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There comes a time in everyone's life when they're seasonally done with the cold. For me, it starts in January as soon as the holidays are over, but I really reach my limit in March.

These are the horrifying realities (and first world problems) of all north east-coasters. Le sigh.

To remedy to my weather woes, I typically begin channeling spring while still afflicted by winter and start dressing like the season I wish we were in—within reason, of course.

Case in point: I was delighted when I found this tropics-conjuring blouse at Aritzia, and while you're not used to seeing me in bright colors, I can tell you now that 2018 will bring a wind of change in my sartorial inclinations.

I've never been attracted to vivid hues and prints like this. I'm not sure what's happening to me, but everything with bold pigmentation is feeling fresh and modern, which makes it all the more of a natural pivot.

Or perhaps it's the never-ending winter that's got me feeling the brights?

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Details:

Aritzia top and pants
Vans sneakers
Wyeth sunnies
Davis Tisdale Vintage earrings


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